Phone: 302-697-3205


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Mr. Freeman Williams III

Dear Stokes’ families, scholars, and friends!

I am proud to serve as Principal of Nellie Stokes Elementary school. This school year marks my 25th year in the Caesar Rodney School District and I am thrilled to be a member of Team Stokes. Each school year presents a new opportunity for us to set, achieve, and #CRushGoals. We are so excited about the upcoming school year and we are looking forward to working with our scholars, staff, and families.

We are a Positive Behavior Intervention Support  (PBIS) School and Stokes PRIDE is our behavioral expectation that we are proud to showcase each and every day. Our school motto is “Be Inspired, Be Determined, Be Unstoppable.”  In other words, there are no limits to the success we can achieve together. Team Stokes will support, motivate, and educate our scholars so they reach their full potential. We will work collaboratively to create a positive, safe learning environment where our scholars will thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Nellie Stokes Elementary School is a special place because of the amazing people that make up Team Stokes.  We invite YOU to join the Team Stokes Energy Bus on our journey to success!  We are going to have a tremendous school year together! #GoTeamStokes #CRushGoals #StokesEnergyBus

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 302-697-3205 or  

 Freeman Williams III